President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commended Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi for executing quality projects in the State.
The president commended the governor when he inaugurated some projects in the course of his official visit to the state.
The projects include a twin flyover, 12-kilometre dualised federal road from Mbu, Enugu State, to Uburu, as well as the university building, facilities and equipment at the state-owned King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu.
Buhari said that he that was not surprised at the quality of projects because Umahi was an engineer of repute.
At the inauguration of the twin-flyover (also called King David’s University flyover), constructed at the cost of N2 billion by the state government, President Buhari said:
“I am not an engineer by discipline but my eyes are very clear, even through my eyeglasses.
“I am impressed with this performance and I know the projects will last. I congratulate the governor on this feat and I am pleased to be associated with it.”
In Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State, Buhari also inaugurated the Cancer Centre at the King David University of Medical Sciences, built and equipped by the Federal Government under TETFUND.
Umahi, who thanked the president for approving funding for the CancerCentre, said that the facility could compare with other centres around the world.
“It is of the same standard as the one in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the state government also contributed to the project to bring it to completion,” he said.
At the inauguration of the teaching hospital of the university, the governor thanked the president for acceding to the state government’s request that the Federal Government should take over the running of the hospital.
“This hospital is beyond the scope of any state government to run and we have been celebrating your approval of our request, and are very proud that you are here to commission it yourself.
“You have left a lot of indelible marks in the development of this centre of excellence and it will never be forgotten,” he said.
At the inauguration of the Presidential Lodge at the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke, Umahi announced that the construction of the tarmac and runway of the airport had attained over 70-per-cent completion, and would be ready for inauguration by the end of June.
The president also inaugurated the five-kilometre Airport Road in Onueke, built by the state government, as well as the reconstructed St. Margaret Umahi International Market complex and a 750-metre twin-flyover near the market.
The Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Lodge, Abakaliki, was also inaugurated by the president on Thursday.